Friday, June 22, 2007

Genuine Salvation

…work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. (Philippians 2:12B-13)

Salvation is the work of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. On our part, we need to open our hearts and minds to let this power flow through us. We do this in various ways. No one salvation looks identical to another.

Sometimes we are tempted to convert people to be more like us instead of more faithful to Christ. C.S. Lewis noted this problem as he wrote -

"It is right and inevitable that we should be much concerned about the salvation of those we love. But we must be careful not to expect or demand that their salvation should conform to some ready-made pattern of our own."